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Financial Information

The Commissioner publishes a lot of financial information on a regular basis to help detail how public resources are used. This page holds  information about finances, expenditure, contracts and property and other financial data that we are required to publish by statute.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.

Please note the information about the grants awarded by the PCC and commissioned services can be found in the Your PCC section under Commissioners’ Grants.

Annual Investment Strategy

The Police and Crime Commissioner is obliged to produce an Annual Investment Strategy that outlines the Commissioner’s policy on borrowing and investing funds.  This strategy, sometimes known as the Treasury Management Strategy defines how the Commissioner will manage the organisations investments and cash flows, the banking, money market and capital market transactions; the effective control of the risks associated with those activities; and the pursuit of optimum performance consistent with those risks.  It is produced on an Alliance-wide basis.

Annual Investment Strategy 2018/19

Annual Investment Strategy 2017/18

Annual Investment Strategy 2016/17

Annual Investment Strategy 2015/16

Annual Statement of Accounts

These are accompanied by: Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2017/18

Previous Statements of Accounts and Governance Statements

The Budget

The budget report for 2018/19, which includes the medium term financial plan and details on revenue, expenditure, the capital programme, objective analysis and reserves, is detailed below:-

Budget Report 2018/19 and Medium Term Financial Plan

Information about previous years can be found below:

Budget Report 2017-18 and Medium Term Financial Plan

Budget Report 2016/17 and Medium Term Financial Plan

Budget Report 2015/16 and Medium Term Financial Plan

Budget Report 2014/15 and Medium Term Financial Plan

Reserves Strategy

This strategy outlines how the force plans to make use of its financial reserves over the life of the medium term financial plan.

Reserves Strategy 2018-19 to 2020-21

Contract information

Details of all contracts with a value above £10,000 are published by the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police alliance on the Emergency Services ‘Bluelight Procurement Database’ (BLPD).  Contracts documentation are published subject to the redaction of operationally or commercially sensitive information.

Click here for BLPD

Contracts out for tender

Future invitations to tender are advertised via the EU Supply e-tendering portal.

Click here for EU Supply

For further information please  email: procurementsupport@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Becoming a supplier

Warwickshire Police publishes information on how companies can tender for services or become a supplier to the force – click here to view the information from the Procurement Department.

Expenditure over £500

Financial regulations

To conduct their business effectively, the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable need to ensure that they have sound financial management policies in place and that they are strictly adhered to.  Part of this process is to adopt and implement Financial Regulations.  The Regulations contained herein have been drawn up in such a way as to ensure that the financial matters of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable are conducted properly and in compliance with all necessary requirements.  Financial regulations form part of the overall Scheme of Governance.

Financial Regulations

Interests in Property

The OPCC rents office space from Warwickshire County Council at 3 Northgate St, Warwick CV34 4SP.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is required to publish a list of premises and land owned, or occupied for the purposes of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  This information is to be published as soon as possible after the election and reviewed annually.

List of Premises

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Estate Strategy

The Estate Strategy is the first alliance document to review and outline the medium to long-term strategic direction of the combined Warwickshire and West Mercia Estate.

Estate Strategy Final – March 2015

On 1st September 2015 the Place Partnership agreement was signed. This agreement is a collaboration between Warwickshire Police and OPCC, West Mercia Police and OPCC, Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority, Redditch Borough Council, Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council. The agreement deals with the management of land and property belonging to all those listed above. To read more please open the documents listed below.

Place Partnership Transfer Agreement

Place Partnership Shareholder Agreement

Place Partnership Service Agreement

Police Precept (Council Tax)

The Police and Crime Commissioner determines the amount of funding to be raised through the council tax in February. This funding, sometimes called the Police Precept, is included on the council tax demand you receive from your local council.

From December 2017 to January 2018, the Police and Crime Commissioner ran a public consultation to hear the views of local people on his proposal to increase the 2018/19 policing precept in Warwickshire.  He asked the public to indicate which of three options for a raise were most favoured by respondents, having determined that a continued freeze on the police precept level was no longer possible.  

At its close on Friday 19 January, the online survey had received 1,501 responses, with 1,349 of those responding identifying as being residents of Warwickshire. Of those Warwickshire residents who responded and indicated a preference, a majority (70.9%) favoured an increase of 6.25%, equivalent to an extra £12 per year for a Band D household.

A full report on the budget consultation can be found here:

Precept Consultation 2017-18 Report

The Commissioner’s finalised budget proposal was then presented to the Police and Crime Panel on February 1, 2018, with members voting to support the 6.25% increase for 2018/19.

The Panel wrote to the Commissioner in February 7 2018 with their formal response.  The Commissioner wrote back to the Panel on February 28, 2018.

Council Tax Leaflet

The document below includes further information on the precept level for 2018/19 and how this will be used to support the aims of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

2018/19 Council Tax leaflet

We have also published more information to help you understand your Council Tax notice and explain how the money it raises will be spent.  Visit our information page here.

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